Tag: Santa Claus

If you’re like me and have had a hard time catching the Christmas spirit this year, my advice is to hang out with Santa. On Monday, I took the assignment of photographing Santa visiting residents…

Safety was Iola Chamber of Commerce director Jill Hartman’s overarching aim in bringing Santa Claus to town … in a bubble. “When we were first thinking about Christmas, COVID-19 rates were rising,” noted Hartman, so…

Hadley Thompson was first in line and excited about getting a bike helmet. Alena Smail is really into El Dolls, especially Big El or the Lil El that changes colors. Santa will be back soon.…

Santa Claus is visiting the Iola square this year, and you still have a chance to meet him.  The jolly man in the red suit will return from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday,…

CEDAR CREST — Bess and Betty stamped and snorted Tuesday morning in the guest parking lot of the governor’s mansion, where for 40 minutes they waited patiently and sometimes impatiently in fur-ruffling wind under a…

Mia Cervantes, 6, wishes Santa a Merry Christmas as he greeted families during the Deck the Plaza drive-thru Christmas tree lighting event, in Dallas, on Saturday. The contactless drive-thru event, presented by the City of…

Santa took advantage of Monday’s ideal travel conditions to make one last stop in Iola before embarking on his global gift-giving trek tonight. Here, Santa shares a gaze with 3-week-old Gracelynn  West during his stop…

Youngsters partook in coloring, cookie decorating and visits with Santa Saturday at LaHarpe City Hall.   Braxton Franklin, 3, and Luuly Tran, 5, color their Christmas photos.   Luxia Vega, 3, ices a gingerbread man.

Santa brought a special guest with him, this reindeer, admired adoringly by Parker Weilert, 5.   Santa?s official arrival in Iola Thursday brought throngs of youngsters, including Aiden Stotler, 5, who delivered his wish list for…

Youngsters flocked to downtown Iola Wednesday to visit Santa’s Toy Shop. Each was treated to one free toy, a book and other goodies. The toy shop is open from 6 to 8 p.m. today and Friday,…